This is the archive page for "what's new" with the previous OVS layouts.
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This page is set up as a History page, with the very first dated entry at the bottom, and the newest entry at the top. So check it out!


Below is the entries for OVS v4

July 31st, 2014 ...
January 13, 2014 Main complete to Bishop, track and turnouts started in yard
November 13, 2013 Roadbed and track at Mammoth, Bishop yard started
August 13th, 2013 Lower level spline done to yard, swing bridge installed
July 30th, 2013 Finished: u.l. main/siding tracks and return loop, room valance. Started: acrylic light panels
March 17th, 2013 installed some signals, put in spur switches, cut out for W.R. trestle, finished roadbed for u.l.
February 15th, 2013 Sonora Siding install, test run with signals
January 1st, 2013 Upper level spline, roadbed, track and wiring
July 21st, 2012 Rest of the benchwork and backdrops installed, more track put in and detection wired
June 26th, 2012 wye, helper pocket and some of June Lake siding installed. Started wiring
May 30th, 2012 First track and turnout of the OVS v. 4 installed
April 8th, 2012 changed U.L. backdrop supports, added U.L. spline and backdrops
March 4th, 2012 more backdrop painting, some lower level lights wired, started valance
February 15th, 2012 U.L. peninsula supports done, starting backdrops and painting, room lights, yard subroadbed
January 22nd, 2012 Center penisula upper level supports started
January 15th, 2012 Center penisula change, and lower level benchwork installed on it
December 24th, 2011 Spline subroadbed finished for June Lake siding
December 11th, 2011 Upper level trackage figured out, some yard wall supports, South Bishop subroadbed
November 11th, 2011 Lots of progress and a pause
July 17th, 2011 Peninsula wall put up, angled support for backdrop on helix, more wall supports
July 6th, 2011 Benchwork begins on OVS v4
May 29th, 2011 A fresh start
Feburary 12th, 2011 THE END (of OVS v3)



Below is the entries for OVS v3:

Feburary 12th, 2011 THE END
October 3rd, 2010 New roadbed and some tearing out
September 26th, 2010 Thoughts on the OVS
June 3rd, 2010 Completed main and siding at Mammoth, started track south of Mammoth
April 28th, 2010 Cali trip and half the track put in at Mammoth
January 7th, 2010 More scenery in Walker River Canyon
November 29th, 2009 Visit from Frank Kenny, SCENERY started in W.R.C. Turnout installed at North Mammoth
October 18th, 2009 Started installing Grade Crossing Pro
September 16th, 2009 Visit from Mark Lestico, rebuilt subroadbed from Owens Valley Gorge to Helix
August 15th, 2009 Put in more upper level staging tracks
August 2nd, 2009 Installed control panel for L.L. staging, installed turnouts and tortoises for U.L. staging
July 27th, 2009 Painted and installed 2 pieces of fascia, wired last upper level block detector, hung pictures
July 20th, 2009 Kitbashed East Walker River trestle, added elevation supports to W.C. cut out u.l.FASCIA!
July 12th, 2009 Finished north Sonora turnout, added air purifier and door, rebuilt Walker Canyon roadbed
June 27th, 2009 Completed curve turnout at Bridgeport, finished Sonora siding track and wiring
June 12th, 2009 Wired main between JL and Sonora. Added 12 and 6V power. Installed toggles
June 5th, 2009 VIDEO of train running around the upper level.
May 13th, 2009 Pretty much nothing, just a .gif of the layout room
April 30th, 2009 Added some temporary scenery and made a VIDEO
April 7th, 2009 Wired June Lake main. Changed feeder wire soldering technique
March 29th, 2009 Completed June Lake siding, Helper Pocket, and glued down most upper level roadbed
March 19th, 2009 Completed a #10 turnout at Bridgeport, REDID Train room Lights
February 17th, 2009 Completed subroadbed for upper level, laid track in Walker Canyon, started gluing roadbed
February 1st, 2009 Installed final lower level lights, finished painting backdrops, more subroadbed for upper level
January 18th, 2009 Rebuilt the drop down access bridge
January 12th, 2009 More backdrop painting, PVC added to peninsula ends, finished filling and sanding backdrops
December 21st, 2008 Painted a little bit more backdrop, finished wiring the lower level staging yard
November 28th, 2008 Painted some more backdrops, redid lower level staging yard throat, lots of wiring
November 4th, 2008 Changed backdrop colors, painted more backdrops
October 30th, 2008 Started painting some backdrops
October 1st, 2008 Installed cinder plant turnout, finished main line trackage to north end of June Lake siding
September 10th, 2008 Glued down June Lake passing siding, installed helper turnout, redid top helix roadbed
August 20th, 2008 2 pages! finished south June Lake turnout, glued down homasote and track for siding
July 21st, 2008 Cut out homasote for upper level and glued down turnout ties
July 5th, 2008 Finished subroadbed for Mammoth, installed track on helix, ran train to upper level
June 22nd, 2008 2 pages! Installed some block detectors, installed subroadbed for half of upper level
June 4th, 2008 2 pages! installed lower level lights, temp. facia/control pannel, laid track on branchline
April 23rd, 2008 Finished turnouts on drop bridge, fixed superelevation, finished a/d tracks
April 3rd, 2008 finished more staging tracks, wiring, and started handlaying turnouts on drop bridge
February 21st, 2008 started on lower level staging throat and tracks
February 10th, 2008 completed track from lower level staging to visable layout
January 24th, 2008 benchwork for staging tracks in laundry room
December 16th, 2007 handlaid more yard throat, switched cars in yard
November 28th, 2007 started on subroadbed and grade for main line out of switching area
November 11th, 2007 finished the backdrops, ran new lightswitch wire
October 28th, 2007 more work on the backdrops
October 21st, 2007 2 pages! South yard templates in, branch line subroadbed in, mockup of South Bishop
October 14th, 2007 finished benchwork and added homasote to south yard
August 12th, 2007 finished yard lead and engine service trackage
July 29th, 2007 changed yard design, more turnouts laid
July 15th, 2007 2 pages! first turnout HANDLAID! started yard trackage
July 5th, 2007 completed the HELIX!
June 30th,, 2007 installed first pieces of homasote and first piece of TRACK!
June 24th, 2007 completed upper level benchwork above entrance, added dropdown entrance bridge
June 20th, 2007 cut hole in wall for lower level, added subroadbed, upper level supports
June 17th, 2007 started on the HELIX!
June 10th, 2007 2 pages! some backdrops installed, new "wall" put in, more benchwork
June 3rd, 2007 more supports along the laundry room wall and lowered benchwork
May 27th, 2007 more supports along rear wall and cut out owens river in peninsula
May 17th, 2007 finished the upper level supports on the peninsula
May 10th, 2007 added subroadbed to rest of yard and peninsula
May 3rd, 2007 added sub roadbed to yard, supports for peninsula
April 23rd, 2007 marked outline of benchwork on floor and put up FIRST SUPPORT!!
April 12th, 2007 install flooring and paint ceiling blue
March 16th, 2007 room demolition and preparation. Track plan of the layout can be found HERE




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